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October 4, 1991 | MARK CHALON SMITH
Golden West College's monthlong "Fall Foreign Film" series begins tonight with "Cinema Paradiso," the winner of the 1989 Oscar for best foreign film. Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, it stars Philippe Noiret and Leopoldo Trieste and traces the tender relationship between a boy and a movie projectionist in a small Italian town. The series will continue on Oct.
May 27, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
A 1977 Francois Truffaut interview and the original manuscript of Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables" are among items France has put online, aiding President Jacques Chirac's goal to blunt the "Anglo-Saxon" dominance of the Web. About 100,000 television and radio broadcasts were posted online recently by the state-owned French National Audiovisual Institute as it opened a digitized catalog.
December 5, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Claude Jade, 58, the French actress who starred in several of director Francois Truffaut's best-loved films, died Friday at a hospital in the Paris suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt, said Jacques Rampal, a playwright she had recently worked with. She had been suffering from eye cancer, which spread, he said. The young actress caught Truffaut's attention while appearing onstage in Shakespeare's "Henry IV" in the 1960s.
March 15, 1992 | From Associated Press
Jean Poiret, one of France's most prolific actors and writers who starred in and wrote the play "La Cage Aux Folles," died Saturday of a heart attack, film industry officials said. He was 65. Poiret acted in about 40 films. He was also a first-time director. Filming on the first movie he directed, "The Zebra," was completed just before his death, officials said.
February 22, 1991 | MARK CHALON SMITH
Here's a list of the movies in Golden West College's foreign film series: * Feb. 22--"The Woman Next Door" (1981), directed by Francois Truffaut and starring Gerard Depardieu and Fanny Ardant. * March 1--"Sotto . . . Sotto" (1984), directed by Lina Wertmuller, with Enrico Montesano and Veronica Lario. * March 8--"Los Tarantos" (1963), directed by Rovira-Beleta and starring Carmen Amaya and Sara Lezana.
May 28, 1990
KCET Channel 28 will also show foreign films this summer. Its "Movie City Showcase" will feature films from five countries every Saturday evening. They will be presented uninterrupted and unedited. Here is the schedule: June 2: Vittorio De Sica's "Miracle in Milan." June 9: Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni in "A Special Day." June 16: Roberto Rossellini's "Open City"; De Sica's "Umberto D."
December 11, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lewis Allen, 81, producer of the Broadway hit "Annie" and winner of three Tony Awards, died Monday of pancreatic cancer in New York City, his wife, writer Jay Presson Allen, said. "Annie" opened in 1977 and ran for six years. Allen won a Tony for it and for two plays he produced: Herb Gardner's "I'm Not Rappaport" in 1986 and Terrence McNally's "Master Class" in 1996.
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